SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domains in a hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you're able to view which domain names are already protected. For those which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection option and set up a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domains and you're not using another email service provider. The new records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any troubles to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your emails are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.