DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept 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 ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting service that we are offering without having to do anything specific, as the compulsory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send out periodic messages to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have composed a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up the moment a domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited parties using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.