SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, therefore they all can identify if an email message comes 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 email message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you are able to see which domain names are already secured. For those that are not, you can enable the SPF protection service and manage a variety 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 the servers, and even to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used if we take care of the e-mails for your domains and do not use another email service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a 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

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages, will provide you with a really easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. When the email messages are managed by us and not by some other supplier, you are able to boost the protection level even further and activate an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your site is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.