Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, usually with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud hosting. This is performed from the section with the same name and you are able to allow the protection for each domain part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. If your emails are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be used if your site is here, but the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will really enhance your web protection and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you'll receive with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you have never used this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of issues. Employing a very easy-to-use interface, you will simply need to enter the information of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we manage your email messages, you'll be able to allow one more level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.