SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, so they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option will provide you with the top standard of security, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated services, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate this particular service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really intuitive interface, therefore you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be managed here and not by some other supplier. By doing this you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chances for anyone to counterfeit your emails for malicious objectives.