Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from another one, frequently with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide get it. The record features all the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux cloud hosting. This is done via the section with the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers as well, if needed. If your email addresses are handled on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your web site is hosted here, and the emails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will tremendously increase your online protection and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this particular service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really user-friendly interface, which means that you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your emails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be handled here and not by some other company. By doing so you will enjoy even better control and there won't be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your emails for malicious activities.