SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify if an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with each web hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease so that you can secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the hi-tech, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails created under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses can be handled by another provider, but if we take care of them together with your web site, you can enable the option for email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you greater protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the email messages are handled by us and not by a different provider, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your email addresses with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if just your website is on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support team will help you 24/7.