SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is designed to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided as standard with every single cloud hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails created under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by another provider, but if we manage them in addition to your site, you can activate the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as solely our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any problems with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection involves only a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you haven't used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of troubles. Employing a very intuitive interface, you will simply need to enter the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your emails, you can enable an additional level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.