DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email by using an electronic 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 email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your brand new account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of spam emails keeps growing each year and rather often spoofed addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to worry about that.