SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud website hosting packages. This is done through the section bearing the same name and you're able to allow the protection for each domain name part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers as well, when needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you may also employ a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your website is here, and your email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will greatly increase your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, so you do not need to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be taken care of by us and not by some other supplier. Thus you'll get even better control and there will not be any chances for any person to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful activities.