DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The chief job of DKIM is to impede the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything in particular, because the needed records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send periodic messages to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain name 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 system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up once a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited parties using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.