SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will recognize if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our cloud hosting. This is done from the section with an identical name and you're able to enable the protection for any domain on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers as well, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you may also employ an even more secure option by placing a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This option can't be used if your site is hosted here, and the e-mails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can really improve your online security and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain hosted in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the security. All that you will have to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also activate an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.