DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policies, an email that fails the examination may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
If you obtain one of the web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. 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 certain email message is authentic or not. Such a record is created once a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via 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 messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use emails to contact your business allies.