SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is designed to confirm if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature 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 e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each and every website hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by some other company, but when we take care of them together with your website, you can activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with better protection as solely our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to activate the service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to work with interface, therefore you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to limit your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled by us and not by a different provider. Thus you will get even better control and there will not be any chance for anybody to forge your email addresses for malicious intentions.