Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another, frequently with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be removed. When you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature offers you the highest degree of safety, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection requires just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you have never employed such a function before, you will not have any issues. Through an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you will simply have to enter the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we handle your emails, you will be able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.