Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, frequently with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our web hosting plans. This is done through the section with the same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for any domain name on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you may also use a more secure option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your website is hosted with us, but the emails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can vastly enhance your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all the semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to use the service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very intuitive interface, so you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As an additional option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be taken care of here and not by some other company. Doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chances for anybody to fake your emails for harmful uses.