DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of safety 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 in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting
account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server
account with us. It 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 created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email is legitimate or not. Such a record is created once a domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to contact your business associates.