SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you're able to view which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, 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 use our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using another e-mail provider. The new records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is available with all semi-dedicated service, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to use interface, so you won't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be taken care of on our end and not by another provider. Thus you will get even superior control and there will not be any chances for anybody to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious uses.