DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential if you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from forged ones.