SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution offers you the top degree of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function comes with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to activate this service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to use interface, which means that you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an additional option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be taken care of here and not by another provider. Doing so you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be any chance for somebody to fake your e-mails for malicious objectives.