DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The main task of DKIM is to hinder the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud web hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything in particular, since the required records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. If you send out periodic emails to customers or business allies, they will always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine emails from counterfeit ones.