SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is employed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our hosting. This is done from the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers too, when needed. In case your email addresses are handled on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied in case your site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can strongly increase your web safety and stop others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain in the account with only a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these issues, you will not have any problems to enable the protection. Everything that you will need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. When your email addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our support crew 24/7.