DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer without having to do anything specific, because the required records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS 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 DNS database. If you send regular email messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve written a given message.