DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the abbreviation DKIM? How could this feature help your e-mail marketing campaigns?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
When you obtain one of the Linux shared website hosting packages
that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your web hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps growing every year and very often bogus addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not have to bother about that.