DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the message 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 verify who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting packages that we are offering without having to do anything in particular, since the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send periodic email messages to clients or business associates, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a given message.