SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so they all can recognize if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in its own section where you're able to see which domain names are already secured. For those that aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and set up a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used if we handle the email addresses for your domains and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The new records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email with your e-mail addresses.