DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message 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 message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain 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 record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is set up the moment a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, 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 will not need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.