DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in any way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, 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 probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux website hosting
that we’re offering without doing anything specific, as the required records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send periodic email messages to customers or business associates, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email message is genuine or not. This record is created when a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to touch base with your business associates.