DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux web hosting that we’re offering without needing to do anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a specific message is legitimate or not. This record is set up once a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to get in touch with your business collaborators.