DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The chief job of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam email 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is really important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.