DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to every message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is created based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the SMTP server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This approach will heighten your online safety immensely and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to handle such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you buy one of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a higher security level for your email correspondence.