DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The primary function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud website hosting packages that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, since the obligatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out periodic emails to clients or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have written a certain message.