SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to verify if an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option gives you the highest standard of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature comes with all of the semi-dedicated hosting service, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate this service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really easy to use interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be handled on our end and not by a different provider. 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 intentions.