SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so that they all can recognize if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
If you host your domains in a web hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you will be able to view which domains are currently protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and configure various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we take care of the e-mails for your domains and do not use some other email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. When the emails are managed on our end and not by another provider, you are able to boost the protection level even further and enable an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone faking your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable when only your site is hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our tech support team will help you 24/7.