SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you're able to see which domain names are already secured. For those which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it if we manage the emails for your domain names and do not use a different e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the security. Everything that you'll have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any questions about thisfunction, you can contact our support crew 24/7.