Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be removed. When you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our website hosting plans. This is done via the section bearing an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers too, when needed. If your emails are handled on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your website is hosted here, while the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will definitely enhance your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will have to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.