DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system 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 message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime 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 deleted. This email validation system will boost your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you obtain one of the Linux cloud packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do 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 related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be issued momentarily on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a given email message is authentic or not. Such a record is created once a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use email messages to reach your business partners.