Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, generally with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an e-mail 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 target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution provides you with the top level of safety, but it's not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. In case the emails are managed by us and not by another provider, you are able to increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.