DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The principal purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
When you obtain any of the Linux cloud website hosting packages
that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your website 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-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be created immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.