SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is employed to validate if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're sending spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux shared website hosting. This is done via the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are managed by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can considerably enhance your web safety and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with a very intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are handled by us and not by another provider, you're able to increase the security level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if only your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your emails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.