SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all will identify if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you will be able to see which domains are currently secured. For those that aren't, you can enable the SPF protection service and set up numerous things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include 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 e-mails for your domain names and you are not using some other email supplier. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your addresses.