DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the email’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 check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The main function of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting that we are offering without needing to do anything specific, since the required records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send out regular email messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have written a given email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from counterfeit ones.