SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to confirm if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux shared website hosting service. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will have to submit 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'll be able to include several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled on our end, you may also use a more risk-free option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used in case your web site is here, and the emails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly improve your web safety and stop other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is available with all the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really easy to work with interface, which means that you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your emails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be taken care of here and not by some other supplier. By doing so you will get even superior control and there won't be any chances for any person to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful uses.