DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. 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 DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will reach any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase 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 name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and provided that this prerequisite is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource 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 fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, as it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your email correspondence.