DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not an authentic one. 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 provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you purchase one of the shared web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated service offered by our company, you’ll be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps growing each year and quite often forged addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to bother about that.