Are you tired of sifting through spam emails and worrying about phishing attempts? We hear you, and we’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re taking a significant step to enhance your email security and ensure your online safety. We’re implementing DKIM verification, and content below will tell you all about how it works and why we need it.
Understanding DKIM – The Guardian of Your Inbox
DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is like a guardian angel for your email inbox. It’s a smart technology that helps us ensure that every email you receive is not only genuine but also from the source it claims to be. Imagine it as a digital fingerprint for emails, making sure sender of the email is who they say they are. We have already been using DKIM on our LightSpeed server for all outgoing mail since 2021, but now, we will implement a new policy to only allow incoming mail form trusted and verified sources.
Why DKIM Matters
Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I care about DKIM?” Well, let us break it down for you in simple terms:
- Bye-bye, Spam (mostly): DKIM verification helps us filter out spam emails more effectively. That means fewer distractions and a cleaner inbox for you. Say goodbye to those pesky “special offers” and “miraculous cures.” There might still be spam mails being sent from trusted and verified domains, but they will soon be filtered and blocked as there are much less spam being sent from verified domains.
- No More Fakes: DKIM makes sure that the emails you receive are from the people they claim to be from. So, if your bank or favorite online store sends you a message, you can trust that it’s genuinely from them, not an imposter trying to steal your info.
- Email Fraud Reduction: Email fraud is a serious issue. With DKIM, we’re strengthening our defences against phishing attacks and email fraud. Your online transactions and personal information will be more secure than ever before because DKIM will essentially eliminate email spoofing.
Be Wary of Outdated Providers
However, it’s worth noting that while we’re enhancing our email security, not all service providers have caught up. Some outdated providers may not fully support DKIM and mails they sent to your address might bounce back. Thankfully, there is a simple fix and all they need to do is for their hosting admins to install the necessary DKIM zone settings. This takes less than 1 minute on modern hosting platforms like cPanel.
Our Commitment to Your Online Safety
We believe that online communication should be not only convenient but also safe. That’s why we’re implementing DKIM verification. It’s all about building trust with you, our valued clients and those you communicate with. We want you to know that when you receive an email from us or anyone else, it’s the real deal and not some spoofed or faked email designed to steal information or manipulate you into clicking on a scam or virus link.
A Hassle-Free Experience for You
We know you’re busy, and that’s why we want to assure you that there’s nothing you need to do on your end. We’re taking care of the technical side to ensure your emails are protected and the new security policies are in place.
Gmail and DKIM Policies
We also want to share that the big players, like Gmail, have already implemented DKIM policies. This means that if you’re sending emails to a Gmail address and don’t have a proper DKIM policy in place, your emails will bounce and you will get a rejection notice. This is why we have decided to move in the same direction to ensure less spam and a more protected mailbox for our users.
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We’re excited about this journey toward a safer and more trustworthy online experience. As we implement DKIM, you’ll notice the benefits in your inbox and it’s all part of our mission to serve you better.
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