DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This validation system will heighten your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be removed or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important if you rely on email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from spoofed ones.