DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public 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 issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur 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 received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the test may be removed or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting that we offer without needing to do anything specific, since the necessary records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our name server records, a private key will be issued 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 regular email messages to customers or business associates, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have composed a particular message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a specific email message is legitimate or not. This record is set up the moment a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, 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 destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to communicate with your business associates.