SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to verify whether an email message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease in order to protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus 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 generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails may be taken care of by some other company, but if we handle them in addition to your site, you can also activate the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you improved security as exclusively our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with a very user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the emails are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you'll be able to increase the security level even more and benefit from an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.