DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux website hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send out regular messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have sent a given email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and in case this condition is matched, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your email communication.