Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another, often with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will give you the top level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is provided with all semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service effortlessly for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really intuitive interface, so you don't have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we will also allow you to control your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by another supplier. In this way you will get even better control and there won't be any chance for anybody to fake your e-mails for harmful objectives.