SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so they all will recognize if an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you will be able to see which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the e-mails for your domains and do not use another e-mail service provider. The new records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email with your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting services, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather intuitive interface, therefore you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be taken care of here and not by some other provider. Doing so you will get even superior control and there won't be any chance for anyone to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful uses.