DomainKeys Identified Mail
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - find out more about it, what it does, the way it works and how to enable it for your mailboxes.
DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will enhance your worldwide web security greatly and you’ll be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be phony may either be marked as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to treat such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you get one of the Linux website hosting
that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are legitimate, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for one of the semi-dedicated servers
offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of spam email messages continues to rise every year and rather frequently fake email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not have to worry about that.