SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be 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 e-mails. If the emails are managed by us and not by a different provider, you can raise the security level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your website is on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.