Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another, frequently with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid 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 if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. When you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our website hosting. This is done via the section with an identical name and you can enable the protection for any domain part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, if needed. In case your emails are taken care of by us, you may also use a more secure option by placing a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option can't be used when your web site is hosted with us, and your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will vastly improve your online security and stop other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host in your new account. Just 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 which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by a different provider, you're able to boost the security level even further and activate an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody faking your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.