DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is checked by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the examination may be deleted or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will reach any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is met, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a higher security level for your online correspondence.