DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the abbreviation DKIM? How can this feature help your e-mail marketing campaigns?
DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to every email sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This technology will enhance your online security markedly and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
If you host a domain in a web hosting
account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential if you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.