SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our shared hosting. This is performed from the section with the same name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain name hosted on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. When your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used in case your website is here, while the e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can tremendously enhance your web security and stop other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. In case the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by a different provider, you can increase the security level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone faking your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your web site is on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.