DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will enhance your worldwide web safety markedly and you’ll be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never reach the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a web hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your Internet presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important if you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from fake ones.