DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The primary function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam emails, 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 does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting plans that we offer without doing anything specific, because the obligatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send periodic messages to clients or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve written a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through 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 key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. This record is created the moment a brand new domain is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to contact your business collaborators.