DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The prime job of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
When you get one of the hosting
that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for one of the semi-dedicated service
that we’re offering, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk emails keeps increasing every year and rather frequently bogus addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.