DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This technology will heighten your worldwide web safety significantly and you will be sure that any email sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to handle such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you obtain one of the hosting services that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your shared account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are authentic, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this prerequisite is matched, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher level of safety for your electronic communication.