SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail 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. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a section of its own where you're able to view which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it if we handle the emails for your domains and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.