SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will give you the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you'll receive using this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection involves just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you've never used this type of feature before, you will not have any issues. Through a very easy-to-use interface, you will only have to insert the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your emails, you'll be able to activate an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.