DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The principal function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and have not been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every website hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send out regular email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have sent a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is created once a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited parties spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to contact your business partners.