SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so that they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
When you host your domains in a website hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a section of its own where you're able to see which domains are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and set up a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we handle the emails for your domain names and you are not using some other e-mail service provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this service with ease for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite user-friendly interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an additional option, we will also allow you to control your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be taken care of here and not by a different supplier. Thus you will enjoy even better control and there will not be any chances for somebody to forge your email addresses for malicious objectives.