SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so that they all can recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option provides you with the best degree of safety, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the security. Everything that you will have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.