SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you can see which domains are already secured. For those that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure a variety of things during 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 messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used when we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domains and you are not using some other e-mail supplier. The new records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host inside your new account. 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 out messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by another provider, you will be able to increase the security level even more and activate an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your web site is hosted on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.