DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in any way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will allow you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a certain email is genuine or not. This record is created once a brand-new domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to contact your business allies.