SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, so that they all will recognize if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and set up a lot of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we handle the emails for your domains and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of troubles to activate the security. Everything that you will have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain features our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.