Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different one, typically with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. In the event that you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
When you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you'll be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those that are not, you can activate the SPF protection service and set up a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and do not use another email provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated service, will provide you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. When the emails are handled by us and not by a different provider, you're able to boost the protection level even more and benefit from an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it will eliminate any chance of someone faking your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.