SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, thus they all can identify if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the e-mails for your domains and you are not using another e-mail supplier. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you've never used this type of feature before, you won't have any problems. Employing a really easy to work with interface, you'll just need to enter the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your e-mails, you'll be able to enable an additional level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.