SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is is intended to verify whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes 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 exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux shared website hosting packages. This carried out from the section with the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain name part of our modern cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. If your emails are handled on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your website is hosted here, while your e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will strongly improve your online protection and prevent others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are handled by us and not by some other supplier, you're able to raise the security level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.