SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared 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 a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you will be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it when we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using a different email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get using this kind of hosting. Activating the protection involves only a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you've never used such a function before, you won't have any troubles. Employing a very easy to work with interface, you will only need to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send emails from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your emails, you'll be able to allow an additional level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.