Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different, typically with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our web hosting plans. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain name part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. If your emails are managed by us, you may also use a more risk-free option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your website is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can significantly increase your online safety and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature comes with all semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to use the service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to work with interface, so you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we also allow you to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be handled by us and not by a different provider. In this way you will get even superior control and there will not be any chances for anybody to fake your emails for malicious intentions.