DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the message is legitimate 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 DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will increase your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you buy one of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your web hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are authentic, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of junk emails keeps growing each year and rather frequently counterfeit addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to bother about that.