Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. When you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting. This carried out via the section bearing the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. If your email addresses are managed by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, while your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can strongly increase your web safety and stop other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. In case the emails are handled on our end and not by some other supplier, you will be able to boost the protection level even more and activate an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your email addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.