SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted 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 discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you're able to view which domains are already secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the emails for your domains and do not use a different e-mail supplier. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain includes our MX records and this would be the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.