DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will enhance your email safety, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you obtain one of the cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are legitimate, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential if you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from bogus ones.