Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you can see which domain names are already protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we manage the e-mails for your domains and you are not using a different email service provider. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is featured with all of the semi-dedicated hosting packages, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate this particular service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to work with interface, therefore you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by some other provider. By doing this you will have even superior control and there will not be any chances for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for harmful purposes.