DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name 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 email message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered 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 added or removed. This email validation system will increase your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux hosting that we offer without doing anything specific, since the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain uses our NS records, a private key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send periodic messages to customers or business associates, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to use this type of hosting, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and provided that this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your online correspondence.