DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited 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 attached or erased. This email validation system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails the check may be removed or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud hosting plans that we offer without the need to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send regular emails to customers or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have composed a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS 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 confirms if a particular email message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up when a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via 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 email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important when you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.