DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in some 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 is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email message is authentic or not. Such a record is created once a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized parties forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to reach your business collaborators.