SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is designed to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for any domain name part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are taken care of by us, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be applied when your website is here, and the emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably enhance your online protection and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, offers you an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. If the email messages are managed on our end and not by a different provider, you'll be able to boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable when only your website is on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.