DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime 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 added or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the check may be erased or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, as the needed records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send periodic emails to customers or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from counterfeit ones.