SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This option provides you with the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will receive with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve just a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you have never employed this kind of function before, you won't have any type of problems. Employing a very easy-to-navigate interface, you will just have to input the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send out emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we handle your e-mails, 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 if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.