SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, thus they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our cloud hosting. This is performed from the section with the same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each domain hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. In case your emails are managed on our end, you may also use a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your website is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can greatly enhance your web security and stop others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all the semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate the service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to use interface, therefore you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be managed by us and not by another company. Doing so you will enjoy even better control and there will not be any chance for anyone to fake your emails for malicious purposes.