SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
If you host your domain names in a web hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you will be able to see which domain names are already protected. For the ones that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure various 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 to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but it can be used if we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using some other e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you will have with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will require only several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you haven't employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Through a really intuitive interface, you'll simply have to enter 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). The moment the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain and send email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we handle your emails, you can enable an extra level of protection by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.