DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The principal function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as it also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your Internet presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential if you rely on email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from false ones.