DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur 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 delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host a domain in a shared website hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for one of the semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our avant-garde cloud platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since 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 have our system’s e-signature. The number of junk email messages continues to increase each year and rather frequently fake email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to worry about that.