SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you can view which domains are currently protected. For those that aren't, you can enable the SPF protection option and manage a lot of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using a different email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an extremely intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. When the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by another supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and activate an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.