DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every email message sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This approach will enhance your online safety tremendously and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you host a domain in a hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important in case the type of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is created when a domain name is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use emails to get in touch with your business allies.