SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you're able to view which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the emails for your domain names and you are not using a different email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with our semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a really easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. When the emails are managed on our end and not by some other provider, you'll be able to increase the security level even further and enable an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your e-mails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.