SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option gives you the top standard of security, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. All that you will have to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and this would be the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.