SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so they all can identify if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domain names in a hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to see which domains are currently protected. For those that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection service and set up numerous things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used when we handle the emails for your domains and do not use a different e-mail provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to use the service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather user-friendly interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be managed by us and not by a different company. By doing this you'll get even better control and there will not be any chances for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious uses.