DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header 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 check who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam 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 example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important if the essence of your online presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.