DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The primary task of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you purchase any of the Linux cloud hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain name that you add to your account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to spoof your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to grow each year and very frequently phony email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to bother about that.