SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to verify if an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux cloud packages. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our advanced cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied if your web site is here, while your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will really increase your web protection and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any trouble to activate the protection. The only things that you will need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that server. When your emails are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter is the safest option. In case you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.