SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is used to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every website hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the outstanding, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails can be managed by some other supplier, but when we manage them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with greater security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated services, will provide you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mail messages are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and benefit from an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your website is on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our technical support team will help you 24/7.