DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared web hosting that we offer without the need to do anything specific, because the required records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out periodic emails to customers or business associates, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have sent a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and in case this prerequisite is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your online communication.