SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to confirm whether an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name makes a special 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 DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the emails for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be handled by a different provider, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your web site, you may also activate the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with greater protection as solely our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or if you have any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available with all of the semi-dedicated packages, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you can activate this service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to work with interface, so you don't have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your email addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name need to be managed on our end and not by a different supplier. By doing this you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for somebody to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious objectives.