SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so they all can recognize if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
When you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account with us and we manage the e-mails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you will be able to view which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and manage various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the e-mails for your domains and do not use another email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use this particular service easily for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to work with interface, therefore you will not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we also allow you to control the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be handled by us and not by another supplier. Doing so you'll get even superior control and there will not be any chance for somebody to forge your e-mail addresses for harmful activities.