DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will boost your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
If you get one of the shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a higher safety level for your electronic correspondence.