DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, as the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. If you send regular messages to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have composed a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and provided that this condition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this functionality, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your email correspondence.