DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account with us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is authentic or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.