SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed 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 route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're sending spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared web hosting. This carried out via the section bearing the very same name and you can set up the protection for each domain part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This alternative can't be applied in case your website is hosted with us, and your emails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will strongly enhance your web protection and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll receive using this kind of hosting. Activating the protection involves only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you have never used this type of feature before, you will not have any problems. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will only need to type in the info of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your e-mail 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 forge any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your email messages, you can activate an additional level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.