SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will give you the highest level of safety, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is provided with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate this service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite user-friendly interface, so you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As an extra option, we will also allow you to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be handled on our end and not by a different provider. Doing so you'll enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for somebody to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.