SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so they all will recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our web hosting. This carried out via the section with the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain hosted on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled by us, you can also use a more risk-free option by placing a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your web site is here, and your emails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely enhance your web security and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any problems to enable the security. All that you'll have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent globally only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. Should you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.