DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. A digital signature is attached 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 DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The principal job of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared website hosting that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, because the compulsory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. In case you send regular emails to clients or business allies, they will always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and as long as this precondition is matched, 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 resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a much higher protection level for your email correspondence.