DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email 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 validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email 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 will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting plans that we are offering without having to do anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our NS 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. In case you send periodic email messages to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve written a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important if you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from forged ones.