DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
When you purchase any of the hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be created right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All required DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and as long as this condition is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this option, as it will ensure a higher level of protection for your electronic communication.