DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email 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 any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge 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’ll receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a specific email is legitimate or not. This record is created the moment a domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business associates.