SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you'll be able to see which domain names are already secured. For those that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and manage a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but it can be used if we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using some other e-mail provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to raise the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.