DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The principal purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a given domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from spoofed ones.