SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to verify if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

If you host your domain names in a website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you can activate the SPF protection solution and set up a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, but you can use it when we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you are not using a different email supplier. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will get with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't employed such a feature before, you will not have any type of troubles. Employing an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you'll simply have to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your email messages, you will be able to enable one more level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.