SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

If you host your domains in a hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you will be able to see which domain names are already protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up a variety of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but it can be used when we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using a different email supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in the account with just a couple of clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the protection. All that you'll need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. When you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.