SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send emails from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to use interface, therefore you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As a further option, we will also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be taken care of here and not by another provider. By doing this you'll get even better control and there will not be any chance for somebody to forge your emails for malicious uses.