SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to confirm if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the highest level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with just a few clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. If you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.