DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private encryption 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 whether the content has been edited in any way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, as the obligatory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send regular emails to customers or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have written a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from spoofed ones.