SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This option gives you the highest degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated service, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host within your new account. Several 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 permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by a different provider, you're able to raise the security level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone faking your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your site is on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.