SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you're able to view which domain names are already secured. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and manage numerous things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using a different email supplier. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all semi-dedicated services, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use this service easily for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really intuitive interface, therefore you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be managed by us and not by a different supplier. In this way you'll get even better control and there won't be any chance for anyone to forge your email addresses for harmful objectives.