SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to verify whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you're sending spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting. This is done through the section with the very same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for any domain name hosted on our exceptional cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also employ an even more secure option by putting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your website is hosted here, and your emails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will considerably improve your web security and stop others from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is available with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate this particular service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really user-friendly interface, therefore you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have chosen. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by another supplier. In this way you'll have even better control and there won't be any chances for any person to forge your e-mails for malicious uses.