SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is used to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux hosting. This is done via the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain name on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers as well, if needed. In case your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your web site is hosted here, and the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably improve your web safety and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this particular service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to work with interface, which means that you do not need to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to control your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled here and not by another company. By doing so you will get even superior control and there won't be any chances for any person to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.