SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
If you host your domain names in a web hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you're able to see which domains are already protected. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and configure a lot of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use another email service provider. The new records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you can boost the security level even more and activate an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your website is on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.