SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest degree of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use this service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to use interface, which means that you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be managed by us and not by another provider. By doing this you will have even better control and there won't be any chances for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for harmful intentions.