Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another, usually with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be removed. In the event that you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option gives you the best standard of protection, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is available with all semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use the service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite easy to work with interface, so you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your emails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be handled here and not by another supplier. Thus you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chance for someone to fake your emails for malicious uses.