DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread spam and scam 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, 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 note that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
When you get one of the shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created 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 name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a given email is genuine or not. Such a record is created the moment a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use emails to get in touch with your business allies.