DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email 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 primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out trustable messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential if you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from phony ones.