SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. 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 purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so that they all can identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a web hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you can view which domains are currently protected. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using a different e-mail provider. The newly created records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a really intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to raise the security level even more and benefit from an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone forging your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when just your website is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.