SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all can recognize if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you can view which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used when we manage the email addresses for your domains and you are not using a different e-mail service provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use this particular service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, which means that you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be handled on our end and not by a different supplier. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there won't be a chance for any person to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful objectives.