SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the best degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be 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 messages from your email addresses. When the e-mail messages are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody faking your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your site is on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.
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