SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option provides you with the top degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with an extremely intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. When the emails are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to boost the security level even further and activate an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.