SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a section of its own where you can see which domain names are currently secured. For those which aren't, you can enable the SPF protection service and manage a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but it can be used if we manage the e-mails for your domains and you are not using another email supplier. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you will get with this type of hosting. Activating the protection involves just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you haven't employed this type of function before, you won't have any problems. Through a really easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your email messages, you're able to enable an additional level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.