DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This approach will heighten your web security noticeably and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your online presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should 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 created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up once a brand new domain is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized persons using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to contact your business partners.