SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Hosting
If you host your domains in a hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domain names are already secured. For the ones 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 permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and it can be used when we take care of the emails for your domain names and do not use some other e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is available with all the semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate this particular service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather user-friendly interface, which means that you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be handled on our end and not by another company. Thus you'll get even better control and there won't be any chance for any person to counterfeit your emails for harmful objectives.