SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to validate if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you can use it with ease so as to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses generated under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails may be handled by some other provider, but in case that we handle them along with your site, you can also enable the option for messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with greater protection as just our server will be certified to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain name that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by another provider, you'll be able to increase the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.