Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting service. This is done from the section with the very same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, and your e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably improve your online safety and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the protection. All that you'll need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that server. In case your emails are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you can also take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. When you have any questions related to thisfunction, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.