SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you will be able to see which domains are already protected. For the ones which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and manage a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using a different e-mail provider. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these things, you will not have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. The only things that you'll have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. Should you have any questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.