DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the message’s header by using a private encryption 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 altered in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam email 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you get one of the cloud hosting services that we’re 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 won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantly on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the semi-dedicated hosting services offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk emails keeps growing each year and very often fake addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.