DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated by using 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 identified by email providers. This approach will boost your online safety noticeably and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be phony may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is really important if the essence of your web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated package 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 created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential when you use email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from false ones.