DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting
account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT 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 activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a specific email is genuine or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to touch base with your business collaborators.