SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting. This is done via the section bearing the same name and you're able to enable the protection for any domain on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, if needed. If your emails are managed by us, you may also employ a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used in case your website is hosted with us, and your e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can significantly improve your web protection and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in the account with only a couple of clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these issues, you will not have any problems to activate the protection. The only things that you'll have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter is the safest option. When you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.