SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is employed to verify if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an accredited server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud website hosting. This carried out from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to enable the protection for any domain on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also use an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be applied if your website is here, while the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can tremendously improve your web safety and stop other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you'll get with this type of hosting. Activating the protection involves only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you haven't used this type of feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Using a really user-friendly interface, you will simply need to enter the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we manage your emails, you'll be able to allow an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.