DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The primary function of DKIM is to avert the widely spread scam and spam messages, 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase any of the shared website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.