SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so they all can identify whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a separate section where you are able to view which domain names are already secured. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and set up numerous things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the e-mail addresses for your domains and you are not using some other email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with a really easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your emails. If the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you are able to raise the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your email addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when only your website is hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.