DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from forged ones.