SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our shared hosting. This is done from the section bearing the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain hosted on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled by us, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used in case your web site is hosted here, and your e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly increase your web protection and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is available with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, so you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an additional option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be handled by us and not by some other provider. Doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for anybody to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for harmful uses.