DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, as the compulsory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send out regular messages to clients or business allies, they will always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve composed a given email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated 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 individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.