SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our hosting. This is performed from the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you'll 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. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. When your e-mails are managed on our end, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This solution cannot be applied in case your website is hosted with us, but your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly increase your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will have with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection requires just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you have never used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Using a very easy to work with interface, you will only have to type in the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we handle your email messages, you can allow an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.