SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate 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's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux website hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your website is hosted here, while the e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will strongly improve your online protection and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. If the e-mail messages are managed on our end and not by some other supplier, you'll be able to increase the protection level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.