Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from another, usually with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, 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 email message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. In the event that you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option offers you the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather intuitive interface, so you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your emails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As a further option, we also allow you to limit your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be handled here and not by some other company. Thus you will have even superior control and there won't be any chance for somebody to counterfeit your emails for malicious objectives.