DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. 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’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The main job of DKIM is to block the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared website hosting plans that we’re offering without having to do anything in particular, because the necessary records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send regular messages to customers or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular message.