DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way 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 deleted. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
If you obtain any of the Linux web hosting services that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your shared 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 NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated straight away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a specific message is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a brand new domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.