Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, often with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. In the event that you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you will be able to see which domains are already protected. For those that are not, you can activate the SPF protection option and manage various 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 these servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used when we handle the e-mails for your domains and you are not using some other email service provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection requires only several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you have never employed this kind of function before, you won't have any kind of issues. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you will only have to type in the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we manage your email messages, you'll be able to activate an extra level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.