SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domains in a hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you can see which domain names are currently protected. For those that are not, you will be able to activate 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 e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used if we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather intuitive interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we'll also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be handled by us and not by another company. By doing this you will have even better control and there will not be a chance for anybody to forge your e-mails for harmful objectives.