DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will heighten your online safety enormously and you will know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send credible e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan 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 set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential when you use electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from fake ones.