SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so they all can identify if an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. In case your email addresses are handled by us, you may also use an even more secure option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be used in case your web site is hosted with us, while the e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can definitely improve your online security and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate this particular service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather intuitive interface, so you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an extra option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be handled on our end and not by a different company. Thus you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be any chance for anyone to forge your email addresses for malicious intentions.