SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so that they all can identify if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux shared website hosting packages. This carried out via the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for any domain hosted on our exceptional cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you need to submit 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 can include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This alternative can't be used if your web site is here, and your email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can vastly improve your web security and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.