SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to verify if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided by default with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be managed by another company, but in case that we handle them in addition to your site, you may also enable the option for emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you even better security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they will assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature comes with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate this particular service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really intuitive interface, so you don't have to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As an extra option, we will also allow you to control your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled by us and not by a different provider. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chances for somebody to fake your emails for harmful objectives.