DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy any of the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages keeps growing each year and rather frequently forged email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to worry about that.