DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is created based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This approach will enhance your worldwide web security greatly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is authentic. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a web hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , on the condition that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be delivered to any destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real email messages from spoofed ones.