Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed 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 another one, generally with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux cloud website hosting packages. This carried out from the section bearing the same name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your website is here, while your email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really increase your web protection and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any trouble to activate the security. All that you'll need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain features our MX records and this would be the safest option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.