Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from a different one, typically with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will give you the best degree of safety, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with only a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any troubles to activate the protection. All that you will need to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that server. In case your emails are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our support team 24/7.