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 email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The prime purpose 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 message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting
account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as 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 using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your online presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and provided that this prerequisite is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your e-communication.