DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An electronic signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an 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’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, as the required records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send regular emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have written a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular message is legitimate or not. This record is set up when a new domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important when you use emails to contact your business allies.