SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an accredited server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are handled by us and not by a different provider, you are able to boost the protection level even more and activate an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your site is hosted on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.