SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domains in a hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you are able to see which domain names are already protected. For the ones that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and manage a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used if we manage the e-mails for your domains and do not use some other e-mail service provider. The new records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. If the e-mails are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you'll be able to raise the protection level even further and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your website is on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by another provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.