SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so that they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the top level of security, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our Linux semi-dedicated service, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the e-mails are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you'll be able to boost the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody faking your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.