SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed 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 gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in its own section where you will be able to see which domains are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure a variety of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the email addresses for your domains and do not use some other e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to activate this service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to use interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled by us and not by another supplier. Thus you'll have even better control and there won't be a chance for somebody to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious purposes.