DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will enhance your email security, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam messages continues to grow every year and quite often phony addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.