How could you protect your e-mail from being spoofed? What is Sender Policy Framework?
Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, typically with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. 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 globally get it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be removed. In the event that you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our cloud website hosting
. This is done via the section bearing the same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for any domain part of our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers too, when needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This option can't be applied when your web site is hosted here, and your emails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can definitely enhance your online safety and stop others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will require just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you've never employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any issues. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you'll only need to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your email messages, you're able to activate an additional level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.