DomainKeys Identified Mail
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - find out more about it, what it does, the way it works and how to activate it for your mailboxes.
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting
account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you pick one of the semi-dedicated plans
that we are offering, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will have our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk messages keeps growing each year and rather often counterfeit email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to bother about that.