SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to verify if an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux hosting. This is performed via the section with the very same name and you can allow the protection for each domain hosted on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, if needed. When your email addresses are managed by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution can't be used when your site is hosted with us, but your emails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can considerably improve your online protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you will receive with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will require just several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you haven't used such a feature before, you will not have any type of troubles. Employing an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll only have to enter the info of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we handle your email messages, you're able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.