SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you can see which domain names are currently protected. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and set up a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domain names and do not use a different email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you'll get with this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection involves just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never used this kind of feature before, you won't have any troubles. Using a really easy-to-use interface, you will only have to enter the information of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however when we take care of your email messages, you are able to allow one more level of security by choosing an option that emails 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 if you have any questions regarding this service.