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 means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all will identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the top level of security, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a really intuitive 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 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 out messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are managed by us and not by some other supplier, you can increase the security level even further and benefit from an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your emails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.