DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder 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 address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux web hosting service that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send regular email messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve written a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and in case this precondition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this option, as it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your e-correspondence.