SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is is intended to confirm whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature offers you the top level of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.