SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to confirm if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared web hosting plans. This is performed via the section with the same name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are managed by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be applied in case your web site is hosted here, and your email addresses are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will tremendously improve your web safety and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate this particular service effortlessly for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to work with interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be managed by us and not by another company. Thus you will enjoy even better control and there won't be a chance for someone to forge your emails for harmful intentions.