SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our web hosting. This carried out from the section with the same name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, when needed. When your emails are taken care of by us, you can also employ a more risk-free option by placing a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your website is hosted here, while your e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly improve your web safety and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by some other provider, you are able to increase the security level even more and take advantage of an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your emails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.