SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, therefore they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the top level of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are handled somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our semi-dedicated hosting service, will provide you with a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you'll be able to boost the protection level even more and benefit from an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by another provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.