DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you buy any of the Linux cloud packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT 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 DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important if you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from forged ones.