DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The principal function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email 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 message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
In case you host a domain in a hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. 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 resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a specific email is legitimate or not. This record is created once a domain is added to 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 web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized people forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to reach your business allies.