DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The primary purpose of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud hosting that we are offering without doing anything in particular, since the mandatory records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send periodic email messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages continues to rise every year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to worry about that.