DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam email 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated service come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very important in case you rely on email communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from phony ones.