SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux shared web hosting. This is done from the section bearing an identical name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain name on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also use a more secure option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your web site is hosted here, but the e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will considerably improve your web safety and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to use this service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to use interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've chosen. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be managed on our end and not by another provider. By doing so you will have even better control and there won't be any chance for anybody to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious purposes.