Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different, often with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. If you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared website hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those which aren't, you can enable the SPF protection service and manage various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domains and you're not using a different e-mail supplier. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain in the account with just a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any problems to activate the protection. Everything that you will have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any questions related to thisfunction, you can contact our support team 24/7.