SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all can recognize if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed 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 is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Hosting
When you host your domain names in a hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you can view which domains are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage a variety of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domains and you are not using some other email provider. The new records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function is available with all the semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to activate this particular service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite intuitive interface, which means that you do not have to be tech-savvy to protected your email addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an extra option, we also allow you to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be handled by us and not by a different supplier. Doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chances for any person to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful activities.