DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message 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 get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you opt for any of the semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your new account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam messages continues to grow each year and quite frequently bogus addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to worry about that.