DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The chief function of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam 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 correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each web hosting plans that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, as the necessary records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send out regular emails to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a certain message is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized persons using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business collaborators.