SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means 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 manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your domain names in a shared web hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you are able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domains and do not use a different email supplier. The new records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate this particular service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather user-friendly interface, so you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be managed here and not by a different supplier. By doing this you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chance for someone to forge your email addresses for harmful activities.