DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each and every message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email service providers. This method will increase your web safety markedly and you will know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be counterfeit may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
When you order one of the Linux shared hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to reach your business partners.