SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating 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 mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature offers you the best standard of security, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with just a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. The only things that you will need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.