SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the highest level of security, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are taken care of in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name in the account with only a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the security. All that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.