Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different, frequently with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be removed. In case you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest level of security, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, offers you a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by a different provider, you will be able to boost the protection level even further and enable an option for all of the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your e-mails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if only your site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.