DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The essential job of DKIM is to stop the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is set up once a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use emails to communicate with your business allies.