DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public cryptographic 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 authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way 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 deleted. This email authentication system will heighten your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the check may be erased or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be delivered to any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting service come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential if you use email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from spoofed ones.