SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, thus they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

When you host your domain names in a hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you're able to view which domains are currently secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and configure a lot of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and it can be used if we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using another e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate the service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really user-friendly interface, so you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be managed on our end and not by a different provider. Thus you'll get even better control and there won't be a chance for any person to counterfeit your emails for harmful purposes.