SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared web hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domain names are already secured. For the ones that are not, you can enable the SPF protection option and configure numerous things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but it can be used when we handle the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.