Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from another, often with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single cloud web hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our innovative, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname -, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mails can be taken care of by some other provider, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you can also activate the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with superior protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you can 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 Linux semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be taken care of by us and not by some other supplier. Doing so you'll get even better control and there won't be any chances for any person to fake your emails for malicious intentions.