SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will have using this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you have never employed such a feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply need to type in the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send out emails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but if we manage your e-mails, you're able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.