DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or server. A digital signature is added to the message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email 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 note that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared web hosting
that we are offering without having to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business associates, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve written a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a particular email message is legitimate or not. This record is set up when 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 created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to reach your business associates.