Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, typically with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies 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 sent and it will be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with every single cloud website hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails may be taken care of by a different provider, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you can activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as only our server will be certified to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate this service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather user-friendly interface, therefore you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your email addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've selected. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to control your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be managed on our end and not by some other provider. Doing so you will enjoy even better control and there will not be any chances for anyone to forge your email addresses for harmful activities.