SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
When you host your domain names in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you will be able to view which domain names are already protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and you can use it if we handle the emails for your domains and you are not using a different email provider. The new records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. If the emails are managed on our end and not by another provider, you will be able to increase the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when just your site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.