SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid 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, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you are able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage a number of 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 create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the email addresses for your domains and you're not using a different e-mail service provider. The new records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available with all Linux semi-dedicated services, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this particular service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to work with interface, therefore you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an additional option, we also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be managed by us and not by another supplier. In this way you will get even superior control and there won't be any chances for anybody to forge your emails for harmful uses.