SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it 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 manner the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

If you host your domain names in a shared hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domains are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you can enable the SPF protection option and set up numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and you can use it if we take care of the emails for your domain names and do not use another email provider. The new records will propagate within one day 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 SPF protection function is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate the service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather easy to work with interface, so you don't need to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name need to be taken care of on our end and not by another supplier. By doing this you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chances for somebody to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious intentions.