DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM 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 validation system will boost your email security, since you can verify 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. Based on the given email service provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
If you obtain any of the cloud web hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are authentic, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you select one of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps increasing each year and very often counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to worry about that.