SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're sending spam. This method is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single shared website hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails created under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we manage them together with your website, you may also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with greater protection as only our server will be certified to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any sort of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your emails. When the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier, you are able to increase the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is hosted on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.