DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will boost your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from forged ones.