SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option provides you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. If the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you're able to boost the protection level even further and enable an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody forging your email addresses with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.