SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is is intended to verify if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking 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 of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an official server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution offers you the top level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with just a couple of clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these things, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. All that you will have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your emails are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.