SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, therefore they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

If you host your domain names in a hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you are able to view which domain names are already protected. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and configure a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and do not use another e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use the service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to use interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed on our end and not by another company. By doing so you will have even superior control and there won't be any chances for someone to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for harmful activities.

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