Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will give you the best degree of security, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated plans, offers you a really intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are managed on our end and not by a different provider, you're able to raise the security level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your e-mails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.