SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is designed to verify if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux website hosting. This carried out through the section with the very same name and you can allow the protection for any domain name on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, when needed. When your email addresses are handled on our end, you may also employ a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be used if your site is here, but the e-mails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can tremendously improve your online protection and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your emails. When the e-mails are handled on our end and not by a different provider, you'll be able to boost the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your e-mails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support team will help you 24/7.