SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each and every shared web hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the email addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails created under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails may be taken care of by some other supplier, but if we take care of them together with your website, you can activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with improved protection as solely our server will be certified to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very easy to use interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled on our end and not by another provider. In this way you'll have even better control and there won't be any chance for anyone to counterfeit your emails for malicious intentions.