DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to each email message sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the sending server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will heighten your online security greatly and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send out email messages, the receiver 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 flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to treat such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host a domain in a shared website hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their destination email address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from bogus ones.