DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The main task of DKIM is to avert the widespread scam and spam messages, 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you rely on e-communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from forged ones.