SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution offers you the top degree of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, offers you an extremely easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mails are managed on our end and not by some other supplier, you are able to increase the security level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of somebody faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your site is on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.