DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The principal function of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread 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 instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux web hosting packages that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, because the needed records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send regular emails to clients or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve written a given email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important if you rely on email communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine emails from forged ones.