Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be sent and it will be removed. In case you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux web hosting packages. This is performed via the section bearing the same name and you're able to enable the protection for each and every domain part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also use a more secure option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option cannot be applied if your website is hosted with us, while the emails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can vastly improve your online security and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function is available with all the semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to use the service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to work with interface, so you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name need to be taken care of by us and not by some other supplier. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be a chance for someone to forge your emails for harmful uses.