SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so that they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you are able to enable 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 can see which domains are currently secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and manage a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we handle the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using another email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll get with this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve only a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never used this kind of function before, you won't have any type of issues. Using an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however when we handle your email messages, you will be able to activate one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.