DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the test may be deleted or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you get any of the Linux hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to 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 built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain name 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 be sure that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and as long as this precondition is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a higher level of safety for your e-communication.