SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you can see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection option and manage a variety of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email 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 use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will provide you with a really user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain 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 enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the emails are managed on our end and not by a different supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even more and activate an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your website is hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.