DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The prime purpose of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
When you purchase one of the shared website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. 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 resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a certain message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via 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 email messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business partners.