DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to every message sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will strengthen your online safety greatly and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fake may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your e-correspondence.