DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized 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 Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase one of the cloud website hosting services that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential if you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from false ones.