DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or server. A digital signature is attached to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is really important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination email address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather important in case you use electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from phony ones.