DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An e-signature is added to the email’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The primary task of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud web hosting packages that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, as the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send regular messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a given email message.