SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is used to verify if an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our web hosting. This carried out from the section with an identical name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers as well, if needed. If your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your web site is here, while the emails are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can greatly increase your web safety and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use this service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite intuitive interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name need to be handled on our end and not by some other company. In this way you will have even superior control and there won't be any chance for any person to counterfeit your emails for malicious uses.