SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to verify if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are sending spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared plans. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by placing a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be applied if your website is here, but the e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can really enhance your web protection and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. If the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you are able to increase the protection level even more and activate an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone faking your e-mails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.