SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to verify if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection function is available as standard with each hosting package that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses created under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails can be handled by another provider, but if we handle them together with your website, you can activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option gives you better security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are 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. In case the emails are managed by us and not by some other supplier, you can increase the protection level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your web site is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.