DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the email 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 changed in some way. The principal job of DKIM is to impede the widespread spam and scam 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, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting
account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is pretty important if the essence of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. It must 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 created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a specific email message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a brand new domain is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to communicate with your business allies.