DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular 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 email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will heighten your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a website hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the nature of your online presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It 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 created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a given email message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to touch base with your business allies.