SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is designed to confirm if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared website hosting plans. This is performed through the section with the same name and you can enable the protection for any domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be applied if your website is hosted with us, while the emails are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will considerably improve your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with just a few clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent globally only if they were sent from that specific server. If your emails are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.