SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
If you host your domains in a shared hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you are able to see which domains are already secured. For the ones that are not, you can enable the SPF protection option and configure numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, but you can use it if we manage the e-mail addresses for your domains and do not use some other e-mail service provider. The newly created records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated services, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to use interface, which means that you don't need to be tech-savvy to protected your email addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have chosen. As a further option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by some other company. Thus you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious purposes.