DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the acronym DKIM? How can this feature help your e-mail marketing strategies?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header 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 verify who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
In case you host a domain in a web hosting
account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will reach any target destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you opt for one of the semi-dedicated plans
that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages keeps rising each year and rather often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t need to bother about that.