SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is designed to verify whether an email message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution offers you the best degree of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with our semi-dedicated plans, offers you an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. When the emails are managed by us and not by some other provider, you're able to boost the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if only your web site is on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.