DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will increase your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the essence of your web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your brand new account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails continues to rise every year and rather frequently fake addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to worry about that.