SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

If you host your domain names in a hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you are able to see which domains are currently protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and configure a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we manage the e-mail addresses for your domains and you're not using some other email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you can increase the protection level even further and activate an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your site is on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.