DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern 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 modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will enhance your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you buy one of the shared web hosting packages
that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created straight away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up once a domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized people using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.