DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This approach will enhance your web security immensely and you will know for sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, and so on, is a legitimate 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 fake may either be marked as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get any of the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather important in case you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from bogus ones.