DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain name, a public 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 generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure 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 safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the test may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
When you order any of the shared website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be issued instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand new domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to reach your business associates.