SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called email forging. 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 opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, thus they all can recognize whether 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, but in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you can see which domains are currently protected. For those that are not, you can enable the SPF protection solution and manage a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the emails for your domain names and do not use some other e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. All that you will have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that server. When your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name includes our MX records and this would be the safest option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.