SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is used to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're sending spam. This method is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, offers you an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. If the email messages are taken care of by us and not by some other supplier, you are able to increase the security level even further and enable an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your e-mails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.