DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation 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 header of the message using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message 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 message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared hosting that we are offering without the need to do anything in particular, because the obligatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have composed a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important if you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from counterfeit ones.