SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called email forging. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If 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 kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

If you host your domain names in a web hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domains are currently secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using another e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such things, you won't have any troubles to activate the protection. All that you will have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.