SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is employed to confirm if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is available by default with every single cloud hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails created under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mails can be managed by some other provider, but in case that we manage them in addition to your web site, you may also enable an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with even better protection as solely our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. The only things that you will need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that server. If your emails are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also use an option for emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.