DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to block 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 example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a website hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important if the type of your web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.