DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific 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 message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared web hosting services that we’re offering without needing to do anything specific, since the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. In case you send out periodic messages to clients or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered 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 managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a particular message is authentic or not. This record is created once a brand-new domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not need to worry about unauthorized people forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.