SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you're able to view which domain names are already protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage numerous things during the 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 to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it if we handle the e-mails for your domains and do not use another e-mail provider. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your addresses.