SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're sending spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided as standard with every single hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty to protect the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails can be taken care of by another provider, but in case that we handle them along with your site, you can also activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you even better protection as only our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature comes with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to work with interface, which means that you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by a different supplier. By doing so you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chance for anybody to counterfeit your emails for malicious activities.