DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database 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 delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email security, since you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of the Linux shared web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you opt for one of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages keeps increasing every year and very often forged addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.