Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record includes all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. In case you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your domain names 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 in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you're able to view which domain names are already protected. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and manage a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will provide you with a very intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the emails are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to boost the security level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your e-mails with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.