Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it will be removed. In case you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a website hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you'll be able to view which domain names are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage a variety 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, and to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it if we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using another e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such things, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.