DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email 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 modified in any way. The main purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and have not been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting
account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is pretty important if the essence of your web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers
that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages keeps increasing each year and rather often counterfeit addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.