Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, frequently with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all the email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature offers you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are handled elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to work with interface, so you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be handled by us and not by some other supplier. By doing this you will get even better control and there won't be a chance for any person to fake your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.