SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so that they all can identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature offers you the top standard of security, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.