SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our cloud website hosting. This is done from the section with the very same name and you can enable the protection for any domain name part of our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll need to submit 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, it is possible to include several servers as well, when needed. If your emails are handled by us, you may also use a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied if your site is here, but your email addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will strongly enhance your web protection and stop other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated servers, offers you a very intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are managed on our end and not by a different provider, you will be able to raise the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.