Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from a different, often with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
When you host your domains in a website hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you'll be able to see which domain names are currently secured. For those that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection option and configure a lot of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we take care of the emails for your domain names and you are not using a different e-mail provider. The new records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message with your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function comes with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use the service effortlessly for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, therefore you will not have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've chosen. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be taken care of here and not by some other company. Doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be any chances for anybody to counterfeit your emails for harmful uses.