SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, thus they all will identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you're able to see which domains are currently protected. For those that aren't, you can enable the SPF protection service and set up a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it if we handle the e-mails for your domain names and do not use some other email provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the security. Everything that you will need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. If your emails are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.