DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given 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, the signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will boost your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the test may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send out trustable email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important in case you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from bogus ones.