DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header 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 confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct 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 instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a website hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature of your online presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. This record is set up once a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.