SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done 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 is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting packages. This is performed via the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each domain hosted on our innovative cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers as well, when needed. If your emails are managed by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by placing a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied when your site is hosted here, while your e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can strongly improve your online security and stop other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will provide you with a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. If the emails are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to increase the security level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your web site is on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.