SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, thus they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you'll be able to view which domains are currently protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used if we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using a different e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature comes with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service effortlessly for any of your domain names. 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 have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be taken care of by us and not by some other company. Thus you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for somebody to forge your emails for malicious uses.