SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the revolutionary, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be taken care of by another provider, but if we manage them in addition to your website, you can enable an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with improved protection as solely our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function comes with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this particular service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to work with interface, which means that you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As an extra option, we will also allow you to control the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be managed on our end and not by a different provider. Doing so you will enjoy even better control and there won't be any chance for someone to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful activities.