Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another one, typically with the idea to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address within 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 sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. In case you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux hosting. This is done through the section bearing the same name and you are able to enable the protection for each domain part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers as well, if needed. In case your emails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will really increase your online protection and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you haven't employed this type of function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Through a very intuitive interface, you will only need to insert the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however when we handle your email messages, you're able to allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.