SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all can identify whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification 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 one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domain names in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you're able to view which domains are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and manage a number of things in the process - 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 set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will receive with this type of hosting. Activating the protection requires just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you haven't employed this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Using a very time and effort saving interface, you'll just have to enter the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we manage your emails, you will be able to allow one more level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.