Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record features all mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. Whenever you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you will be able to view which domain names are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you can enable the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the emails for your domain names and you're not using some other email provider. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any difficulties to enable the protection. The only things that you will have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.