SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to validate if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each shared website hosting package that we supply and you will be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses can be handled by another supplier, but if we take care of them along with your website, you can activate the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with better security as only our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate the service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very intuitive interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to control your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be handled on our end and not by a different supplier. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for harmful activities.