Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another, usually with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all of the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be removed. When you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux cloud packages. This carried out via the section bearing an identical name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mails are managed by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution cannot be applied in case your web site is here, but your e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably increase your web safety and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to activate this service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really user-friendly interface, therefore you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your email addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be handled on our end and not by a different company. By doing so you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for any person to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious purposes.