DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every email message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private key that’s available on the outbound email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This technology will enhance your web security enormously and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you buy one of the Linux website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be extremely important if you rely on email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from bogus ones.