Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another one, frequently with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all of the email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a web hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you will be able to see which domain names are currently protected. For those that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage numerous things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used when we manage the e-mails for your domains and do not use another e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection will involve only a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you haven't employed such a feature before, you will not have any kind of problems. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you will just have to enter the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we handle your email messages, you can allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.