SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, therefore they all will recognize if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the top degree of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function comes with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to use the service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, which means that you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be handled by us and not by some other provider. Thus you will have even superior control and there will not be any chance for someone to fake your e-mails for malicious uses.