SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is designed to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by another company, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you can activate the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you superior protection as only our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you'll receive with this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve only a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you have never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any issues. Using a really time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to enter the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your email messages, you will be able to activate an additional level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.