SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our cloud website hosting. This is done via the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers as well, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be used if your web site is hosted with us, while your emails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will strongly improve your online safety and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you haven't used this type of function before, you will not have any type of problems. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you'll only have to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but if we manage your e-mails, you're able to activate one more level of protection by choosing an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.