SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
If you host your domains in a website hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a section of its own where you're able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those that are not, you can activate the SPF protection solution and manage a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used when we handle the email addresses for your domains and you're not using a different email supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such things, you won't have any difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that server. When your emails are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our support team 24/7.