DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will boost your worldwide web safety tremendously and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be phony may either be flagged as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
In case you host a domain in a hosting account with us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated plan 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 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 certain domain name, all addresses created under it will have 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 fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important if you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from bogus ones.