SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so they all can recognize if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you will be able to see which domains are already protected. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used if we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using another e-mail supplier. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the protection. Everything that you will need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.