DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The primary function of DKIM is to avert 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
If you purchase any of the shared hosting packages
that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and in case this requirement is answered, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your e-communication.