Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different one, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared web hosting. This carried out through the section bearing the very same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers as well, if needed. If your emails are handled by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This alternative can't be applied in case your site is hosted here, but the e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will greatly increase your web safety and stop others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the emails are handled by us and not by a different provider, you are able to boost the protection level even further and enable an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone forging your emails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.