How can you protect your email address from being spoofed? What is Sender Policy Framework?
Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide get it. The record features all of the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be sent and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared hosting
. This is performed via the section bearing the same name and you can set up the protection for any domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. If your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your site is here, while your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will strongly enhance your online protection and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers
, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate the service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather user-friendly interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be taken care of by us and not by another company. Thus you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for any person to fake your emails for harmful uses.