SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you're able to view which domain names are currently protected. For those that aren't, you can enable the SPF protection solution and manage numerous things during 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, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we manage the emails for your domain names and you are not using some other e-mail provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.