DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every email message sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by mail service providers. This method will enhance your online safety tremendously and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be marked as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send out credible emails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential in case you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from forged ones.