DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the acronym DKIM? How could this feature help your e-mail marketing plans?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is added to the message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The prime function of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra security 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 legitimate and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared web hosting
that we offer without doing anything specific, since the compulsory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send regular messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and in case this requirement is met, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a much higher security level for your e-correspondence.