SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, therefore they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you'll be able to view which domains are already protected. 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 allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use some other e-mail supplier. The new records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.