SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you're sending spam. This method is also termed 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 no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the top degree of safety, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute comes with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate the service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very intuitive interface, which means that you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we also allow you to limit your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be taken care of here and not by another company. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for harmful objectives.