DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the message 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 actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The chief task of DKIM is to stop the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
If you buy one of the Linux shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are genuine, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your online correspondence.