SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist 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 checks if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will give you the highest standard of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your emails are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and this would be the safest option. When you have any questions related to thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.