DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
When you purchase any of the Linux shared website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are legitimate, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and if this prerequisite is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your email correspondence.