SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it 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 individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so that they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud web hosting
account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the best standard of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, provides you with a very user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain that you host in your new account. Just a few 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. In case the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by another supplier, you can increase the security level even further and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by another service provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.