SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so that they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared web hosting plans. This is performed through the section bearing an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain name on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. If your email addresses are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, and the e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will definitely enhance your web security and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with just a few clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. The only things that you'll need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that specific server. When your emails are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any questions related to thisfeature, you can contact our support team 24/7.