Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all of the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be sent and it'll be removed. When you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the top degree of security, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will receive using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will require just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you haven't employed this type of feature before, you won't have any troubles. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you will just have to input the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your email messages, you will be able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.