SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all will recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting service. This is done through the section bearing the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for any domain on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers as well, if needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your website is here, while the e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can definitely increase your web security and stop other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you will get with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will involve just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you haven't used this type of function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Using an exceptionally intuitive interface, you will just need to enter the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but when we handle your emails, you will be able to enable one more level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.