SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all can identify whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you will be able to see which domains are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll receive with this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you've never used this type of feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Using a very user-friendly interface, you will just have to input the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we take care of your emails, you're able to allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.