DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The fundamental job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you get one of the cloud hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be created immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. This record is set up as soon as a domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use emails to contact your business allies.