DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The main job of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. This record is created the moment a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.