SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This option gives you the highest degree of safety, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function comes with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use the service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, therefore you do not need to be tech-savvy to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we also allow you to control the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled by us and not by some other supplier. By doing so you'll enjoy even better control and there won't be any chance for anybody to forge your emails for harmful objectives.