SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This method is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux cloud web hosting service. This is performed through the section with an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain name part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. In case your email addresses are handled by us, you can also use a more risk-free option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your web site is here, while your emails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can definitely improve your web security and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will have with this type of hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you haven't used this kind of feature before, you will not have any issues. Using a very easy-to-use interface, you will simply need to insert the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet in case we handle your emails, you can enable an extra level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.