SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is designed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it appear as if you are sending spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.
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 option is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option gives you the best standard of safety, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, offers you an incredibly intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you're able to increase the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by another service provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.