SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, therefore they all will recognize if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the best standard of security, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any troubles to enable the security. All that you will have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your emails are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our support team 24/7.