SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each website hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have selected. Your emails can be managed by another provider, but when we take care of them along with your web site, you may also enable the option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with better security as solely our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of troubles with this service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they will help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the e-mail messages are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to increase the protection level even further and activate an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your site is on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.