DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails the examination may be removed or may appear in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
When you purchase one of the website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your website 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 custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be created immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to rise each year and rather often bogus addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.