DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the check may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and in case this precondition is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your email correspondence.