SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible by default with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails may be handled by some other company, but if we take care of them together with your site, you can enable an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you improved protection as solely our server will be approved to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of issues with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any trouble to enable the protection. Everything that you'll need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your emails are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.