DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The essential task of DKIM is to hamper the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
When you obtain any of the hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk emails continues to grow each year and rather often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.