Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different one, usually with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all of the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be sent and it'll be removed. When you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

If you host your domains in a hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate 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 those that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection option and set up a lot of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using some other email supplier. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such things, you will not have any problems to enable the protection. All that you'll have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.