Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. When you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a section of its own where you can view which domains are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you can enable the SPF protection service and manage a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and you can use it if we take care of the emails for your domains and do not use a different e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When 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 name hosted in the account with only a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such things, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the protection. All that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. If your emails are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.