DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The main purpose of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux website hosting that we are offering without having to do anything in particular, as the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve composed a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails continues to increase each year and rather often fake email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to worry about that.