SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so that they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
If you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domain names are already protected. For those which aren't, you can enable the SPF protection solution and manage a number of 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, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the email addresses for your domains and you're not using another e-mail supplier. The new records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with only a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.