DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
When you purchase any of the Linux shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you pick one of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of spam emails keeps increasing every year and very frequently forged email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to bother about that.