Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. In case you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
If you host your domain names in a hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you'll be able to see which domain names are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and set up various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domains and you're not using another e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the email messages are managed by us and not by another provider, you can raise the protection level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your emails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.