DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policies, an email that fails the examination may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very important if you use electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from bogus ones.