DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The prime job of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, since the necessary records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out periodic email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and as long as this condition is satisfied, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this functionality, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your online communication.