DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is checked by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s 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 resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given email message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not need to worry about unauthorized parties using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to contact your business allies.