SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, so that they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you're able to see which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and manage a variety of things in the process - 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 create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used when we take care of the emails for your domains and you're not using another email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you'll get using this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection involves only several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you haven't used such a feature before, you won't have any issues. Through an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you will simply have to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send emails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we handle your email messages, you are able to allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.