SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux cloud web hosting services. This is done via the section with the same name and you can enable the protection for each domain on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you may also use a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be used in case your site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will strongly increase your web safety and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such things, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the security. All that you will have to do is to select a domain name 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 sent globally only if they're sent from that particular server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our support crew 24/7.