DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption 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 if its content has been changed in any way. The prime function of DKIM is to avert the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential when you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from bogus ones.