SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, so that they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you're able to view which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and manage a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it if we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using some other email provider. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our semi-dedicated hosting service, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection 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 and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. In case the emails are taken care of on our end and not by some other provider, you'll be able to boost the security level even further and benefit from an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your emails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your website is on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.