DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. 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 ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policies, an email message that fails the check may be deleted or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will reach any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is really important if the type of your web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled 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 verifies if a particular email is genuine or not. This record is created when a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.