SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all will identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option provides you with the highest level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your emails 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 or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any kind of difficulties to activate the protection. All that you'll need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they were sent from that specific server. When your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name has our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.