SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, so they all can recognize if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared hosting. This is performed from the section with the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for any domain name on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to enter 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 can add several servers as well, if needed. In case your e-mails are handled by us, you may also use a more secure option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your web site is hosted here, while your email addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will greatly improve your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you'll get using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you have never used this kind of function before, you will not have any problems. Through an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you'll just need to insert the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your emails, you can enable an additional level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.