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 address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all of the 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 worldwide, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mail 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 a section of its own where you're able to see which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage a lot of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the e-mails for your domains and do not use a different 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 e-mail by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is available with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use this particular service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite intuitive interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by another provider. Thus you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for somebody to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful purposes.