SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, therefore they all can recognize if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any 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 see which domains are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and set up various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we handle the emails for your domains and do not use another e-mail supplier. The new records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in the account with just a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the security. Everything that you'll have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. When your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.