Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it will be removed. If you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux cloud website hosting. This is done through the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each domain hosted on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed on our end, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by placing a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This solution cannot be applied in case your web site is hosted here, and the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can significantly improve your online safety and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an incredibly easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by a different supplier, you can increase the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.