DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should 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 resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a certain email is genuine or not. Such a record is set up once a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized individuals using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.