SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so that they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available by default with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the emails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails may be handled by a different supplier, but if we handle them together with your site, you may also activate the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection provides you with better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, offers you an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. In case the emails are managed by us and not by some other provider, you are able to increase the security level even further and take advantage of an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your site is hosted on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support team will help you 24/7.