DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized server or person. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The fundamental function of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an 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’ll get it with a notification that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud website hosting plans
that we offer without needing to do anything specific, as the required records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send out regular email messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have sent a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated servers
come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather important in case you use email communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from counterfeit ones.