DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The prime task of DKIM is to hinder the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting packages that we are offering without the need to do anything in particular, since the compulsory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send periodic messages to clients or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve composed a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up when a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to communicate with your business allies.