DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The principal job of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we are offering without having to do anything specific, because the required records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send out regular emails to customers or business associates, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have composed a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you register through your new account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of spam messages keeps growing every year and quite often fake addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t have to bother about that.