SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so that they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you'll be able to see which domain names are currently protected. For those that are not, you can enable the SPF protection solution and configure a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the e-mail addresses for your domains and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with our semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you can increase the security level even more and enable an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support team will help you 24/7.