DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the abbreviation DKIM? How can this feature help your e-mail marketing plans?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The chief job of DKIM is to avert the widespread scam and spam messages, 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 doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you get one of the Linux cloud hosting
that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created once a domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to get in touch with your business partners.