SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, thus they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud web hosting. This carried out from the section with the very same name and you can set up the protection for each domain name on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, if needed. When your emails are handled by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This option can't be used in case your web site is hosted with us, and your e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will vastly improve your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the security. The only things that you will have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent around the world only if they were sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to use an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.