DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited 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 added or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the check may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your Internet presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential when you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from phony ones.