DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the abbreviation DKIM? How can this feature help your e-mail marketing campaigns?
DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This authentication system will boost your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
When you purchase any of the website hosting service
that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting service
come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from false ones.