SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to verify whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails 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. When some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option provides you with the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to use interface, therefore you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by a different supplier. By doing this you'll get even better control and there won't be a chance for anybody to fake your e-mails for harmful activities.