Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different, often with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option offers you the highest standard of protection, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such things, you won't have any problems to activate the security. All that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that specific server. If your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.