SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is done 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's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux web hosting. This is performed through the section bearing an identical name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain name on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. If your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also employ a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your site is hosted here, and your e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can vastly increase your web protection and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the security. All that you will need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.