SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our cloud website hosting plans. This carried out from the section bearing the same name and you can allow the protection for each domain part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mail addresses are handled on our end, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your website is here, and your e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will vastly enhance your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very intuitive interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name need to be managed by us and not by some other supplier. Thus you will have even better control and there will not be any chance for someone to fake your e-mails for harmful activities.