SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a website hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you'll be able to view which domains are already protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used if we manage the emails for your domain names and do not use another e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your addresses.