SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux shared website hosting. This is done via the section bearing the same name and you can set up the protection for each domain name part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative can't be used in case your website is hosted here, but your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will vastly enhance your online safety and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any troubles to activate the protection. All that you will need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain contains our MX records and this would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.