SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so that they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared hosting. This carried out through the section bearing the very same name and you're able to enable the protection for each and every domain part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are handled on our end, you may also use an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your website is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will greatly enhance your online safety and prevent others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with a really easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are taken care of by us and not by a different supplier, you're able to increase the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody faking your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if only your website is hosted on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support team will help you 24/7.