DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The fundamental task of DKIM is to impede 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send messages forging your addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your online presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered 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 encryption key that verifies if a particular email is genuine or not. Such a record is created once a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use emails to communicate with your business associates.