DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The prime function of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you get one of the Linux shared web hosting services that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose any of the semi-dedicated hosting services offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps increasing every year and very frequently spoofed email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to bother about that.