SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domain names in a cloud web hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you can view which domain names are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you can enable the SPF protection option and manage a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using a different email provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such matters, you won't have any problems to activate the protection. All that you will need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that particular server. When your emails are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any questions about thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.