SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to verify if an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are sending spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mail 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 available in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domains are already protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it if we manage the emails for your domains and you are not using a different email supplier. The newly created records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you will have using this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you haven't used such a function before, you won't have any issues. Through an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll simply need to insert the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your e-mails, you will be able to allow an additional level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.