Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different, frequently with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all the mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an email address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available by default with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by another provider, but when we manage them together with your website, you may also enable the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution gives you improved protection as solely our server will be certified to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you have any problems with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they will assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available with all the semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really user-friendly interface, which means that you will not have to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be taken care of by us and not by some other supplier. By doing so you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chances for someone to forge your e-mails for harmful purposes.