SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to verify if an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided by default with every single hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails made under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses can be managed by another company, but if we manage them in addition to your website, you may also activate the option for email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with better protection as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather user-friendly interface, which means that you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to limit the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled on our end and not by some other provider. Doing so you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for anyone to forge your e-mails for harmful objectives.