DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will heighten your email safety, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you purchase one of the Linux cloud packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is matched, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will ensure a higher safety level for your electronic communication.