DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The essential job of DKIM is to hinder the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting that we offer 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 name to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. In case you send out periodic email messages to clients or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have composed a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a brand-new domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized parties using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.