DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic 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 whether its content has been altered in any way. The chief task of DKIM is to block the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a notification that most likely it is not a legitimate 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 provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud hosting that we are offering without having to do anything specific, since the necessary records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private key will be created and kept on our mail 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 delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve sent a certain email message.