Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from another, often with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud web hosting. This is performed from the section with the same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for any domain name hosted on our advanced cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can strongly increase your web safety and prevent others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you'll have to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any questions about thisfeature, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.