SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you will be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domains and you're not using another email supplier. The newly created records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mails are handled by us and not by a different supplier, you can raise the protection level even more and enable an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.