DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widespread 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 match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on mail 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 protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you order any of the shared web hosting plans
that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and provided that this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher protection level for your email communication.