SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, so that they all will identify whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Hosting
If you host your domains in a hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you are able to view which domain names are currently secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and set up a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used if we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using a different e-mail provider. The newly created records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute comes with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather intuitive interface, therefore you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your email addresses. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by some other provider. Thus you'll get even better control and there won't be a chance for someone to fake your e-mail addresses for malicious uses.