DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, 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 is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the test may be erased or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you get one of the Linux website hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk email messages continues to increase every year and quite frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not have to worry about that.