DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific 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 message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you order one of the cloud hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated service that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages continues to rise each year and very often fake email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.