DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a given email message is authentic 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 created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.