SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is is intended to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our web hosting service. This is performed through the section bearing the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers as well, if needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you may also use a more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied in case your web site is here, but your emails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will vastly enhance your web security and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. All that you'll have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. When you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.