DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread spam and scam 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 doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you host a domain name in a hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your web presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a given email message is genuine or not. This record is created the moment a new domain name is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to contact your business collaborators.