SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, thus they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted 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 the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you'll be able to see which domain names are currently protected. For those that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and set up a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we take care of the e-mails for your domains and you're not using some other e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you've never used such a feature before, you won't have any type of issues. Through a really easy-to-use interface, you will simply have to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we manage your e-mails, you are able to activate an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.