SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, therefore they all will recognize if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the highest standard of safety, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you will receive with this kind of hosting. Starting the protection involves only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you've never used this kind of feature before, you won't have any issues. Through a really user-friendly interface, you will only need to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send out emails from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet in case we manage your emails, you will be able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.