SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you're able to see which domain names are already protected. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and configure numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we take care of the e-mails for your domains and you're not using a different e-mail provider. The newly created records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain in your account with just a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any problems to enable the security. The only things that you'll have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent globally only if they were sent from that server. When your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain includes our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.