DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email 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 actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The principal function of DKIM is to stop the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out messages faking your email addresses. The latter is rather important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular message is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via 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 emails 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 email messages to communicate with your business associates.