SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is designed to confirm whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is sent 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 e-mail address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the best degree of security, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with our semi-dedicated hosting packages, offers you a really easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you are able to boost the protection level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your e-mails with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if just your site is hosted on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.