SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed 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 one it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud website hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the very same name and you can enable the protection for each domain on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers as well, when needed. In case your email addresses are managed by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably increase your web security and stop other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will provide you with a very user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. In case the emails are handled by us and not by a different provider, you will be able to increase the security level even further and enable an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your emails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your web site is on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support team will help you 24/7.