DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The primary task of DKIM is to avert the widely spread scam and spam messages, 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 example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud hosting packages that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, since the required records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send regular email messages to clients or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and if this requirement is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of protection for your electronic communication.