SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to confirm whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the top level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any problems to enable the protection. The only things that you'll need to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they were sent from that particular server. If your emails are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you can contact our support crew 24/7.