DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The chief function of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting plans that we offer without doing anything in particular, as the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have sent a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and if this condition is matched, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, as it will guarantee a higher safety level for your electronic correspondence.