DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The prime function of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud web hosting that we are offering without doing anything in particular, because the mandatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out periodic emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise every year and quite frequently forged addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to bother about that.