DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the 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 messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the test may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will allow you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. As the protection is set up for a specific domain, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from forged ones.