SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you can see which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you will 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 allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you're not using a different e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our semi-dedicated plans, offers you an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you can boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is hosted on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.