SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a web hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you're able to see which domains are already protected. For the ones that are not, you can activate the SPF protection solution and configure a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the emails for your domains and do not use another 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 using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can use this particular service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really user-friendly interface, which means that you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've chosen. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to control your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled by us and not by another company. By doing so you will get even better control and there won't be any chance for anybody to forge your email addresses for harmful activities.