SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, thus they all will recognize if 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 email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting. This is done from the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each and every domain part of our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your email addresses are managed on our end, you may also employ a more risk-free option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This alternative can't be used when your web site is hosted here, but your e-mails are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can strongly increase your web safety and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered globally only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and this would be the safest option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.