SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is employed to verify whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the best degree of safety, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never used this kind of function before, you won't have any kind of problems. Employing a really time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to input the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we handle your e-mails, you will be able to enable an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.