Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from a different, frequently with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record includes all e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. If you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux cloud hosting. This is done via the section with the same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This solution can't be applied if your website is hosted with us, and your emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely enhance your web protection and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all of the semi-dedicated services, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to use this particular service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to use interface, therefore you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an extra option, we will also allow you to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be handled by us and not by some other provider. By doing this you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be any chances for any person to forge your emails for malicious purposes.