Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another, frequently with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be submitted and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud hosting. This carried out through the section with the same name and you're able to enable the protection for each domain name part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers as well, if needed. When your email addresses are managed on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by placing a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your web site is hosted with us, while the e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can vastly improve your web safety and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you will have using this type of hosting. Starting the protection requires just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you haven't employed this type of feature before, you won't have any troubles. Using a really user-friendly interface, you'll simply have to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we take care of your emails, you can activate one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.