Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different, generally with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the 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 given domain, the message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our web hosting. This carried out through the section with an identical name and you can enable the protection for any domain name part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you will need to submit 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 can add several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are managed by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This alternative can't be used in case your web site is hosted here, while your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will strongly improve your online safety and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Just a few 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 permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. When the email messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you will be able to raise the security level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is hosted on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.