SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you can see which domains are currently protected. For the ones that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail provider. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message by using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with just a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any difficulties to activate the protection. The only things that you'll have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. In case you have any questions about thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.