DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message 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 actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The chief function of DKIM is to avert the widely spread spam and scam 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 example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud hosting plans that we offer without having to do anything in particular, since the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send periodic messages to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a certain email message.