DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or server. A digital signature is added to the header of the message by 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 check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux website hosting services
that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, because the required records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send periodic email messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve written a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated services
that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps increasing each year and quite frequently false email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to worry about that.