SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all can identify if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud website hosting service. This carried out from the section with the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain name part of our exceptional 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 permitted to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. When your e-mails are managed by us, you can also employ a more secure option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your website is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can strongly increase your web safety and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any problems to enable the protection. Everything that you'll have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they are sent from that server. When your emails are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.