SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is designed to confirm if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name makes 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 mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the best level of security, but it's 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 emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you will get using this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you haven't used this type of feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Through a very time and effort saving interface, you will simply have to insert the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we take care of your e-mails, you are able to activate an additional level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.