DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to 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 sending server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This method will boost your online safety noticeably and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
In case you host a domain in a shared hosting account from our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that the domain 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 database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t 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 no one will be able to send emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the type of your Internet presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting services come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from counterfeit ones.