SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all can recognize if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud web hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you are able to enable the protection for each domain name hosted on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also use an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative can't be applied if your site is hosted with us, while the e-mails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will significantly improve your web safety and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute comes with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to work with interface, therefore you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As a further option, we also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be taken care of on our end and not by another company. Thus you will have even superior control and there will not be a chance for somebody to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious objectives.