DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread 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, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a website hosting account from our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your online presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from fake ones.