DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It 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 created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is authentic or not. This record is created once a brand new domain name is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to communicate with your business allies.