SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails 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 enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to see which domain names are already secured. For those that are not, you can activate the SPF protection service and set up various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it if we take care of the emails for your domains and you're not using a different email supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will have with this type of hosting. Starting the protection will involve just a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you've never employed such a function before, you won't have any troubles. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you'll just need to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we take care of your emails, you will be able to enable an additional level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.