SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, thus they all can identify whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those that aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that 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 if we handle the emails for your domain names and you are not using a different email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you've never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Using a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll only have to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your email messages, you can enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.