SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, thus they all can recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the 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 reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you'll be able to view which domains are currently protected. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable 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 addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using another e-mail supplier. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you'll get with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection requires only several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you've never employed this type of function before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Using a very easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to input the info of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send emails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your e-mails, you will be able to enable an extra level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.