DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption 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 altered in some way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not an authentic 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 supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, because the compulsory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send out regular email messages to clients or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have composed a given email message.