SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domain names in a hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you are able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection service and configure various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we handle the e-mails for your domains and you are not using another email supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such things, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the protection. All that you will need to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your emails are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and this is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.