SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, therefore they all can recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and 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 making use of your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the top level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.