SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature will give you the best standard of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use the service easily for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite intuitive interface, therefore you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've chosen. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be handled here and not by another provider. In this way you'll have even better control and there won't be a chance for anyone to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious intentions.