SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is employed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an accredited 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 particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is available as standard with each and every shared web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our advanced, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses created under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails can be managed by some other supplier, but in case that we handle them in addition to your website, you can activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with improved protection as solely our server will be certified to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any sort of problems with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather intuitive interface, so you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As an additional option, we will also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be taken care of here and not by some other supplier. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chances for someone to forge your email addresses for harmful intentions.