DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from phony ones.