SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud web hosting. This is done through the section bearing the very same name and you are able to set up the protection for each and every domain on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option cannot be used if your site is hosted here, while your email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really increase your online security and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you'll get using this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve only a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you've never used such a feature before, you won't have any problems. Employing a really easy to work with interface, you'll simply have to insert the information of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send emails from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still if we handle your e-mails, you are able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.