SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to confirm whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails may be handled by a different supplier, but in case that we take care of them along with your website, you can activate the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with improved security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. All that you'll need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also use 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 questions related to thisfeature, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.