DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the test may be erased or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared web hosting plans that we offer without having to do anything in particular, as the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have composed a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular message is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use emails to contact your business associates.