Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all of the email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. If you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will give you the top level of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional collection of services that you'll receive using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection requires just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you haven't employed such a function before, you will not have any issues. Through a very user-friendly interface, you will just need to type in the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we take care of your email messages, you are able to allow one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.