Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, generally with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you're able to see which domain names are currently secured. For those that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection service and configure a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and you can use it when we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can use this service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to work with interface, therefore you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As a further option, we will also allow you to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by a different company. Thus you'll have even better control and there won't be a chance for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.