DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send trustable messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you rely on e-communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from forged ones.