DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email 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 check who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email 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’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you obtain any of the shared web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and provided that this condition is satisfied, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher safety level for your email correspondence.