SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so that they all will identify whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a website hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a separate section where you will be able to see which domains are already secured. For those that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection option and set up numerous things at the same time - 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 domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the emails for your domains and you are not using some other e-mail service provider. The new records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will receive using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will involve just several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't used this kind of function before, you will not have any problems. Through a really user-friendly interface, you'll just need to insert the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we take care of your emails, you can allow one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.