SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our website hosting. This is done via the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each domain hosted on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also use a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This solution cannot be used if your web site is hosted here, but your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can vastly increase your web safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated servers, offers you a really user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll 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-mail addresses. When the email messages are managed on our end and not by another provider, you can boost the protection level even more and activate an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.