SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is employed to verify if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our hosting services. This is done through the section with the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for any domain name on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are managed on our end, you can also use an even more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be used when your web site is here, while your e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly improve your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. Everything that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name has our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.