SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so they all can recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your domain names in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you can see which domain names are currently protected. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and set up numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domains and you are not using a different e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain in your account with only a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any kind of trouble to activate the security. The only things that you will have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.