DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the email’s header by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The chief purpose of DKIM is to hamper 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and have not been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
When you obtain any of the Linux shared plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam messages continues to rise each year and quite frequently counterfeit addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to worry about that.