SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you can see which domain names are already protected. For those which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the email addresses for your domains and do not use another email supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you will have with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection involves just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you've never used this type of function before, you will not have any kind of issues. Using an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you'll just need to enter the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your e-mails, you'll be able to enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.