SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to confirm whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our web hosting plans. This is done via the section with the same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain name part of our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. If your email addresses are handled by us, you can also use a more secure option by placing a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your site is here, and your emails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will considerably increase your web safety and stop others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of our semi-dedicated plans, offers you an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. If the email messages are managed by us and not by another supplier, you are able to boost the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is hosted on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.