SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, so they all will recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you will be able to see which domains are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and manage a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using another email supplier. The new records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will receive with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you have never used such a function before, you will not have any kind of issues. Employing a really time and effort saving interface, you'll only have to enter the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your emails, you will be able to allow one more 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 technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.