Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from another one, typically with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be removed. When you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution provides you with the best level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is available with all the semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be managed here and not by some other provider. In this way you will enjoy even better control and there won't be any chance for anybody to fake your emails for harmful uses.