SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, therefore they all will recognize if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a website hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you can see which domains are currently protected. For the ones that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the e-mails for your domains and do not use another e-mail supplier. The newly created records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any problems to activate the security. The only things that you'll have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that server. When your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.