Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, typically with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. When you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature gives you the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, provides you with a very intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are taken care of by us and not by another supplier, you can raise the security level even more and enable an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.