Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all of the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be submitted and it'll be removed. When you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option provides you with the highest standard of safety, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will have using this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you haven't used this kind of function before, you won't have any type of issues. Through a very easy to work with interface, you will simply need to input the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we take care of your emails, you can activate an additional level of protection by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.