DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way 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 validation system will boost your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be removed or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
If you obtain any of the cloud website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you select any of the semi-dedicated services offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk emails keeps growing each year and rather frequently phony email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.