DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you obtain one of the Linux shared website hosting services that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a specific message is legitimate or not. This record is set up when a 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 mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to reach your business partners.