SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This option provides you with the highest standard of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by some other provider, you can raise the security level even more and activate an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody faking your emails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if just your site is on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.