DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is quite important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a given email is genuine or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to get in touch with your business associates.