SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each and every shared website hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our outstanding, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses generated under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by some other provider, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you can also enable an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option provides you with superior protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our semi-dedicated plans, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are managed by us and not by another provider, you'll be able to raise the security level even further and enable an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your site is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.