DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the test may be deleted or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
When you purchase any of the shared website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a specific email is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.