DomainKeys Identified Mail
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - learn more about it, what it does, the way it works and how to enable 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 server or person. An e-signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in any way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you purchase any of the Linux website hosting
that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam messages keeps growing each year and rather often bogus email addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to bother about that.