DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux web hosting services that we’re offering without the need to do anything in particular, since the required records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private encryption 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 DNS database. In case you send out regular messages to clients or business partners, they will always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have written a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a specific email message is legitimate or not. This record is set up when a domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to reach your business associates.