DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS 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, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails the test may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared packages that we’re offering without needing to do anything specific, since the needed records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. If you send periodic emails to customers or business associates, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve written a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource 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 confirms if a particular message is authentic or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential when you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.