SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every cloud hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails created under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by a different supplier, but when we handle them together with your site, you can also activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option provides you with superior security as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any issues with this service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they'll help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is included with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, will provide you with an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and 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 emails. In case the e-mails are managed on our end and not by some other supplier, you can increase the protection level even more and activate an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.