DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be identified by mail service providers. This method will enhance your web security substantially and you will be sure that any email sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a web hosting account with us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature 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, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will reach any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain name is added to an account through 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 messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business allies.