SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the top degree of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will receive using this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Using an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll only need to type in the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we handle your e-mails, you are able to allow one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.