SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you're able to view which domain names are currently secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and set up a variety of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the e-mails for your domains and do not use another email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will require just several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you haven't used this kind of function before, you will not have any issues. Employing a very intuitive interface, you will simply need to insert the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your email messages, you will be able to allow an extra level of protection by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.