DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is created based on a private key that’s available on the sending server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will enhance your web security greatly and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be phony may either be marked as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you order any of the hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantly on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from counterfeit ones.