SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, so they all can identify if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you are able to view which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it if we handle the e-mail addresses for your domains and you're not using another email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate this particular service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to work with interface, which means that you do not have to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name need to be managed by us and not by another supplier. Thus you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chance for someone to fake your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.