DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This method will strengthen your online security immensely and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is a genuine one. When you send out messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
When you buy any of the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should 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 record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a specific email is legitimate or not. This record is created when a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential if you use email messages to reach your business partners.