DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each email message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will increase your worldwide web security greatly and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is authentic. When you send out messages, the receiver 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 labeled as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
If you get one of the Linux shared web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your addresses.
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 us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up once a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized parties using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.