SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to verify if an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes 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 uses tests whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature gives you the best standard of protection, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is featured with all semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really user-friendly interface, so you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be handled here and not by some other provider. Thus you will enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for someone to fake your emails for malicious intentions.