SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux website hosting packages. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you are able to enable the protection for each domain name hosted on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. In case your email addresses are managed by us, you may also use a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This alternative can't be applied when your website is hosted with us, and the e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly improve your web protection and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host within your new account. Several 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 permitted to send out messages from your emails. When the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by another supplier, you'll be able to raise the security level even more and take advantage of an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support team will help you 24/7.