SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is designed to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your emails can be taken care of by another provider, but in case that we handle them along with your website, you can enable an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as only our server will be approved to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any difficulties to activate the protection. All that you will have to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and this would be the safest option. Should you have any questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.