SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
When you host your domains in a shared website hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you can view which domains are currently protected. For those that are not, you can enable the SPF protection solution and manage numerous things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and you can use it when we manage the email addresses for your domains and you're not using a different email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any trouble to activate the protection. The only things that you'll have to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.