DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The primary job of DKIM is to block the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a 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 get it with an alert that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also give you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
When you buy any of the hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not have to set up 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 email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a certain email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up once a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.