SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will recognize if an email message comes 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 message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This feature offers you the best level of security, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can use this service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to work with interface, so you will not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled here and not by some other supplier. Thus you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chance for anybody to forge your e-mails for malicious purposes.