SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, so that they all can identify whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you'll be able to see which domains are already secured. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using another email supplier. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with only a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that specific server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.