DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is verified by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will heighten your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in , as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a given email message is authentic or not. This record is set up as soon as a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.