SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so that they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux cloud website hosting. This is done from the section with the very same name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This option can't be used if your website is hosted here, while the emails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really increase your online safety and prevent others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any trouble to activate the security. The only things that you will need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered globally only if they were sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.