SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature offers you the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, which means that you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to limit the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be taken care of here and not by some other supplier. In this way you'll have even superior control and there won't be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful uses.