SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared hosting. This carried out through the section with an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each domain part of our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. If your emails are managed on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option cannot be used if your website is here, while your e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really increase your online safety and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute comes with all of the semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate this particular service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very intuitive interface, which means that you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled here and not by some other provider. By doing this you'll get even superior control and there will not be any chances for anyone to forge your e-mails for malicious intentions.