SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting. This carried out via the section with an identical name and you're able to allow the protection for each domain hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied if your site is hosted with us, and your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will significantly increase your web security and prevent other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will have with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves only a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you've never used this kind of function before, you will not have any troubles. Employing a very intuitive interface, you will just need to input the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we handle your email messages, you can allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.