Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different, usually with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally have it. The record features all of the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be submitted and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux cloud website hosting plans. This carried out via the section with the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. When your emails are handled by us, you can also use an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option can't be applied in case your site is here, but the email addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can tremendously improve your online safety and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you'll receive using this type of hosting. Starting the protection will require just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you haven't used such a feature before, you will not have any problems. Employing a really intuitive interface, you'll only have to input the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we manage your e-mails, you are able to allow an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.