DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private key that is available on the SMTP email 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 spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This approach will boost your online safety significantly and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy any of the cloud website hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and in case this condition is matched, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your electronic communication.