SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every cloud hosting package that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by some other provider, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you may also enable an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with better security as only our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any kind of problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the protection. All that you'll need to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records and this would be the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.