DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental function of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud website hosting that we offer without doing anything specific, because the compulsory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send out regular emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have composed a particular message.