DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is checked by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will boost your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a web hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send out emails forging your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from forged ones.