DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will strengthen your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting services that we’re offering without having to do anything in particular, as the compulsory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send regular email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have composed a certain message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated services come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential if you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from forged ones.