Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. In the event that you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be permitted to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the highest level of safety, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any troubles to enable the security. All that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that server. In case your email addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.