SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the outstanding, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your emails can be handled by another provider, but in case that we handle them in addition to your site, you can also enable an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution provides you with improved security as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. If the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to increase the security level even more and activate an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your email addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if just your site is on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.