DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private 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 purpose of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a specific email message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to reach your business partners.