DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase any of the Linux shared website hosting packages
that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be created instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are authentic, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a given message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.