SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, therefore they all will identify if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you can view which domain names are currently secured. For those that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection option and configure a lot of things in the process - 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 messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the emails for your domain names and do not use another e-mail provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your emails are handled by us and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the latter is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our support team 24/7.