DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The fundamental task of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam 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, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated services come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely important if you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from phony ones.