DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of protection 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 have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a particular email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up when a new domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited parties using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to contact your business partners.