DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message by 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 verify who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder 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 instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux website hosting that we offer without doing anything specific, because the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business allies, they will always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have composed a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated services offered by us, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created 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 out a new email, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk email messages keeps growing each year and quite frequently fake email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.