SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared web hosting services. This is performed through the section bearing the same name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain name on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, if needed. When your emails are taken care of by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied when your site is hosted with us, but your email addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will tremendously increase your web safety and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any trouble to enable the protection. All that you'll need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be sent only if the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.