DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The fundamental purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
When you order any of the Linux cloud website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are legitimate, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email message is genuine or not. This record is set up once a domain is added to a semi-dedicated 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 audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to reach your business collaborators.