SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all will identify whether an email message originates from a legitimate 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 removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your domain names in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you're able to view which domain names are already protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and manage a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the emails for your domain names and do not use another email provider. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these issues, you won't have any problems to enable the protection. Everything that you will have to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name features our MX records and this would be the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.