DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam email 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 does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting
account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a specific message is legitimate or not. This record is set up once a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, 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 audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential when you use emails to communicate with your business partners.