DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the abbreviation DKIM? How can this feature help your e-mail marketing strategies?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The chief function of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared hosting
that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, as the obligatory records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send regular emails to clients or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have written a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server
account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email message is genuine or not. Such a record is created once a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to reach your business associates.