SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, therefore they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared web hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a section of its own where you can view which domain names are already secured. For those which aren't, you can enable the SPF protection option and set up a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it if we take care of the e-mails for your domains and you are not using a different email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. When the email messages are taken care of on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to increase the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your e-mails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support team will help you 24/7.