SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all will recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will give you the best degree of security, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is included with our semi-dedicated plans, offers you an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are 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 email addresses. If the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by a different provider, you're able to increase the security level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.