DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This method will enhance your online security markedly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase any of the shared web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be created immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important if you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from counterfeit ones.