DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The fundamental function of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux web hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, since the required records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you use e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from phony ones.