Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a website hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you will be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the e-mails for your domains and you're not using a different email provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you'll get with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection will require only a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you've never employed this type of function before, you won't have any type of problems. Through a really user-friendly interface, you will only have to input the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we handle your e-mails, you can enable an additional level of protection by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.