SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails 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 handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you're able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the emails for your domains and you are not using a different e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will provide you with a really user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. When the email messages are taken care of by us and not by another supplier, you can increase the security level even further and enable an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone forging your emails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.