DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails the examination may be erased or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a given email is authentic or not. This record is created once a new domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to contact your business partners.