SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is kept on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your domains in a shared website hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you'll be able to view which domain names are already protected. For those that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed 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 if your domain names have our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail supplier. The newly created records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any troubles to enable the protection. All that you will have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that server. In case your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and this is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our support crew 24/7.