SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to validate if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an official server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the best degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a few clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any trouble to activate the protection. All that you'll need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they were sent from that server. When your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter is the safest option. Should you have any questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.