SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will give you the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in another place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will have using this type of hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you haven't used this type of feature before, you will not have any troubles. Using an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll simply have to insert the info of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we take care of your email messages, you can activate an extra level of security by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.