DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that’s available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will boost your web safety enormously and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be counterfeit may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
When you order one of the cloud web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. This record is set up when a new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized people forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to touch base with your business allies.