Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from another, generally with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it will be removed. Whenever you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you are able to allow the protection for each and every domain on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. When your emails are managed on our end, you can also use a more secure option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option cannot be used when your website is hosted here, while your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will really increase your web safety and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with a really user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by another provider, you are able to boost the security level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.