SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option will provide you with the best level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you will receive using this kind of hosting. Activating the protection will require just a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you've never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any issues. Employing an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will only need to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send out messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your e-mails, you're able to enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.