SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it look as if you're sending spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available by default with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our hi-tech, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails may be taken care of by some other company, but if we manage them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you better protection as only our server will be authorized to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any questions or if you have any issues with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they will assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. When the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by some other provider, you are able to increase the security level even further and activate an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your e-mails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your website is on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.