SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's 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 emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.