SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is employed to verify if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided by default with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails created under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses may be managed by some other provider, but in case that we handle them along with your website, you can activate the option for messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with greater security as just our server will be certified to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated service, will provide you with a really intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the emails are managed on our end and not by some other supplier, you will be able to boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.