DomainKeys Identified Mail
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - find out more about it, what it does, how it works and how to activate it for your mailboxes.
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The main purpose of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not legitimate. 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 offer you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting
account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific message is authentic or not. This record is created when a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to reach your business partners.