DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The prime job of DKIM is to hinder the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide 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-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every website hosting that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, since the required records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name 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 DNS system. In case you send periodic messages to clients or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have composed a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and as long as this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your email communication.