SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you'll be able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and configure a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domains and do not use another email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 1 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 have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. All that you'll have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. Should you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our support crew 24/7.