DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by adding an electronic signature to every email sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will increase your web security significantly and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from phony ones.