SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a 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 person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting packages. This carried out from the section bearing the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each domain name part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers as well, if needed. When your emails are managed by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be used if your site is here, and your email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will significantly improve your online security and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these issues, you will not have any troubles to activate the security. All that you'll have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.