SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, thus they all can identify whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you are able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the e-mails for your domains and you are not using some other e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the protection. Everything that you will need to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.