DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam 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 does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting
account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential in case you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from false ones.