SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, so they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domain names in a web hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you are able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the email addresses for your domains and do not use another email provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will get using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't employed such a function before, you won't have any type of problems. Through an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to input the info of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we take care of your emails, you are able to allow one more level of security by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.