SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you are able to view which domains are already secured. For the ones that are not, you can activate the SPF protection option and manage a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we handle the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using some other email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll receive using this kind of hosting. Activating the protection requires just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you've never used this type of feature before, you won't have any troubles. Through an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll just need to insert the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still if we take care of your e-mails, you'll be able to enable an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.