DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur 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 delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you buy any of the Linux hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantaneously 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 will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps rising every year and rather often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.