SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to verify if an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an accredited 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 domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an email address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will give you the best degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you'll receive using this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you've never used this type of function before, you won't have any troubles. Using a really intuitive interface, you'll just need to enter the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however if we manage your e-mails, you'll be able to allow an extra level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.