DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic 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 the content has been changed in any way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake 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 doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and as long as this requirement is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your online communication.