Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature offers you the top standard of safety, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with a very intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by another provider, you are able to raise the security level even more and take advantage of an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your web site is on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.