SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will identify if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domains in a hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you'll be able to see which domains are currently secured. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used when we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using a different email service provider. The new records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will have using this type of hosting. Activating the protection will require only a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you haven't employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Employing a really time and effort saving interface, you will simply need to type in the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we handle your e-mails, you will be able to allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.