Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different one, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, 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 features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid 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 in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you're able to see which domains are currently protected. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our semi-dedicated services, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. When the email messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you're able to increase the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of someone forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if just your web site is on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.