DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you order one of the hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a certain email is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up when 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 email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized parties forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential if you use email messages to communicate with your business allies.