SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domains in a hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you'll be able to see which domains are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you can enable the SPF protection service and set up a lot of things during 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, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the e-mails for your domains and do not use another email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our semi-dedicated service, will provide you with a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. In case the email messages are managed on our end and not by another provider, you can boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your site is on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your emails are managed by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.