DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system 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 checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
If you order one of the web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are genuine, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a given email is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a domain name is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.