Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another one, ordinarily with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux shared hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the very same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are managed on our end, you can also use an even more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be used if your web site is hosted with us, while the e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will considerably enhance your online safety and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you can use the service with ease for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very user-friendly interface, so you will not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've chosen. As a further option, we will also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by another supplier. By doing so you'll get even better control and there won't be any chances for anybody to fake your email addresses for harmful purposes.