SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent 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 hosting platform with only a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the highest level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in a different 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
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you'll receive with this type of hosting. Starting the protection will involve only a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you've never employed this kind of feature before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will only need to type in the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet in case we handle your email messages, you are able to enable an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.