SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to verify if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our shared web hosting. This is done through the section with the very same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers as well, when needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option can't be applied in case your site is hosted here, while your emails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can strongly increase your online protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by some other supplier, you're able to boost the protection level even further and benefit from an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone faking your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.