DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The fundamental task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains 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 authentication system will allow you to send trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created when a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through 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 email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important when you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.