DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam email 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 correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send regular messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have written a given email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that is 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 resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a specific email is genuine or not. Such a record is created when a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to reach your business associates.