DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular 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 is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is authentic 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 DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will boost your email safety, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any target destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your addresses. The latter is rather important if the nature of your web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of spam messages keeps rising each year and very frequently phony addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to bother about that.