DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential when you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from false ones.