DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept 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 received, that signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the check may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
When you order one of the Linux web hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to communicate with your business allies.