DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase any of the Linux shared web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shard hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate 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 resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email is legitimate or not. Such a record is created when a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to touch base with your business allies.