SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to verify if an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the highest degree of safety, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are managed elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an extremely intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your emails. If the emails are taken care of by us and not by some other supplier, you're able to increase the security level even further and take advantage of an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your emails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.