Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. When you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This carried out from the section with an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each and every domain name part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mails are taken care of by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your website is hosted here, but the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option can vastly increase your online safety 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 from us, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will have using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will involve just a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you've never employed such a function before, you will not have any problems. Through a very user-friendly interface, you will only have to enter the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send out messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we take care of your emails, you'll be able to activate an additional level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.