SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, therefore they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our cloud hosting plans. This carried out through the section with the very same name and you are able to enable the protection for any domain hosted on our exceptional cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This alternative can't be used if your website is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can definitely increase your online safety and stop others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to use interface, so you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled on our end and not by a different company. In this way you will get even superior control and there won't be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful activities.