SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to confirm if an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a section of its own where you'll be able to see which domains are currently protected. For those that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and set up numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use another e-mail provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message by using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this particular service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very user-friendly interface, therefore you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to control your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be taken care of by us and not by some other supplier. In this way you will have even better control and there won't be a chance for someone to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful intentions.