SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This carried out through the section bearing an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. If your email addresses are managed by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be used if your website is hosted here, and the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can strongly improve your web safety and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain in the account with only a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the protection. All that you'll need to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and this would be the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our support crew 24/7.