SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you're sending spam. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our cloud website hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you are able to enable the protection for any domain hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by placing a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative can't be applied in case your website is hosted with us, but your email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will strongly improve your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you can increase the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone faking your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your website is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.