SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, thus they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you'll be able to view which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the e-mail addresses for your domains and do not use a different e-mail provider. The new records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you'll receive with this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will require only a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you've never used such a feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Using a really easy-to-navigate interface, you will just need to type in the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we handle your emails, you're able to allow one more level of security by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.