SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it is sent 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. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single cloud web hosting
plan that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy to work with 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. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails may be managed by some other supplier, but in case that we manage them together with your website, you can enable an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This selection gives you greater security as solely our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated packages
, will provide you with a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the emails are handled on our end and not by another provider, you will be able to increase the security level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone faking your email addresses with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.